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 2023-01-28 15:25 

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Jury awards $1 million to Oregon woman who was told 'I don't serve Black people'...

A jury awarded an Oregon woman $1 million in damages after finding she was discriminated against by a gas station worker who told her,...

 2023-01-28 14:49 

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Missouri farmer traps 'crazy-looking cat' that turns out to be wild African serval...

The farmer said the cat had been meandering on his property for about 6 months....

 2023-01-28 04:05 

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Florida representative introduces bill aimed at targeting hate crimes after reports of anti-Semitic incidents...

As people remember the horrors of the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day Friday, anti-Semitism continues to be a major concern, prompting a Florida state representative to introduce a bill targeting hate crimes....

 2023-01-28 03:54 

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Tampa Bay Strikers set to kick off inaugural season...

The Tampa Bay area has a new professional sports team The Tampa Bay Strikers. The new indoor soccer team, which is coached by former Bucs kicker Martin Gramatica, is making its debut Sunday at USF's Yuengling Center as they go up against the Columbus ...

 2023-01-28 03:32 

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300,000 expected in Tampa ahead of Gasparilla's pirate festivities...

The day before Gasparilla is known as...

 2023-01-28 03:17 

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'She's so vulnerable': Exotic toucan stolen from animal sanctuary in Tampa...

A non-profit animal sanctuary in Tampa is offering a reward after someone broke into the farm and stole an exotic toucan, the organization's founder said Friday....

 2023-01-28 00:51 

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Woman poses as child for days at NJ school...

A 29-year-old woman has been arrested after posing as a child to enroll at New Brunswick High School in central New Jersey....

 2023-01-28 00:21 

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Tyre Nichols bodycam video shows police beating Memphis father for several minutes...

Police bodycam footage shows five Memphis officers attacking and beating Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop on January 7. The 29-year-old father died three days later....

 2023-01-27 23:44 

WTVT

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Green comet sighting: Here's when to see this celestial view unlikely to return for millions of years...

This celestial sighting is a bit like space-speed dating. Astronomers only just learned of Comet C/2022 E3's existence, and it will be gone before we know it. Learn how it was discovered and why a naked-eye comet is rare....

 2023-01-27 23:30 

WTVT

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Could the 'Last of Us' really happen? Here's what's behind zombie fungus...

In HBO's hit show the 'Last of Us', humanity is wiped out by a fungal infection that turns people into flesh-eating monsters. It's a plotline that could only come from Hollywood, or is it?...

 2023-01-27 23:14 

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Video evidence suggests Alex Murdaugh gave an inaccurate timeline of events...

Alex Murdaugh's comments to police about his whereabouts around the time his wife and son were fatally shot may not have been accurate....

 2023-01-27 23:00 

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Tampa Spartans hockey looks for undefeated season...

Heading into their final four games of the season the University of Tampa Men's Club Hockey team currently sits atop their conference standings with 19 wins....

 2023-01-27 22:55 

WTVT

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Billy Adams trial: Tampa rapper found not guilty of double murder in recording studio...

The fate of a Tampa rapper charged with two first-degree murders and burglary was only in the hands of a jury for a few hours Friday before they came to a decision....

 2023-01-27 22:52 

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Manatee County School District's book battle continues...

The Manatee County School District is reviewing 30 books that have been removed from school libraries after they were submitted by three community members....

 2023-01-27 22:24 

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Tyre Nichols: Timeline surrounding Memphis man's arrest, death...

The arrest and death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis on January 7 sparked investigations at the state and federal level and outrage across the country....

 2023-01-27 22:23 

WTVT

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'I live with this': Holocaust survivor living in Tampa remembers liberation of Auschwitz 78 years later...

The world began to fully understand what happened during the Holocaust 78 years ago because on January 27, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the Auschwitz Extermination Camp. It's where more than a million Jewish people died under the Nazis....

 2023-01-27 22:22 

WTVT

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Chester, the popular 13-foot alligator at Gatorland, dies...

Chester, the mighty 13 -foot, 1,000-pound alligator at Gatorland and the first wild alligator to be rescued by the wildlife preserve has died....

 2023-01-27 21:49 

WTVT

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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park inspires the next generation of mermaids...

Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, one of Florida's most iconic roadside attractions, just celebrated its 75th anniversary and continues to draw record crowds each year....

 2023-01-27 21:28 

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WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair ready to lead Gasparilla festivities as Grand Marshal...

This year's big Gasparilla parade kicks off Saturday morning, and leading the way is the Nature Boy himself Ric Flair....

 2023-01-27 21:04 

WTVT

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Lakeland non-profit that lends helping hand to hungry kids is in need of assistance...

Kids Pack, which provides food for needy kids in Polk and Hillsborough Counties, is in a squeeze....

 2023-01-27 20:48 

WTVT

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Intruder shot by Haines City homeowner, police say...

A burglar in Haines City suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was shot by a homeowner in the Oakland community early Friday morning....

 2023-01-27 20:34 

WTVT

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Bear takes about 400 selfies after discovering wildlife camera in Colorado...

"Of the 580 photos captured, about 400 were bear selfies," the wildlife agency revealed....

 2023-01-27 18:41 

WTVT

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Four of five Memphis police officers charged with killing Tyre Nichols released from jail after posting bail...

The fifth officer, Demetrius Haley, has not paid his $350,000 bond and remains in jail....

 2023-01-27 18:39 

WTVT

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Tyre Nichols' mother urges peaceful protest: 'I don't want us burning up our cities'...

The Memphis Police Department is expected to release footage of Tyre Nichols' traffic stop around 7 p.m. ET....

 2023-01-27 18:39 

WTVT

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'Terrifying' video shows Florida Amazon driver robbed at gunpoint: sheriff...

New video shows a Central Florida Amazon driver being robbed right in his truck at gunpoint. Two men are now behind bars and the Orange County Sheriff says they are no strangers to the law....

 2023-01-27 18:39 

WTVT

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'That's weird, man': Florida deputies chase, arrest man accused of peeking in woman's window...

A Volusia County man was arrested after deputies said he was peeking in a woman's window and then ran when he was confronted by authorities....

 2023-01-27 18:31 

WTVT

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Gov. DeSantis backs death penalty for child rapists in Florida...

Gov. Ron DeSantis says he believes the...

 2023-01-27 18:07 

WTVT

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Paul Pelosi video shows moment of brutal hammer attack...

The body camera footage of the attack of Paul Pelosi in his San Francisco home was released on Friday the first time the public has been able to witness the home invasion that left the former House Speaker's 82-year-old husband with a fractured skull....

 2023-01-27 17:03 

WTVT

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Baugh admits wrongdoing in Lakewood Ranch vaccine clinic scandal, fined $800,000 by state...

In mid-February 2021, the first COVID-19 vaccines were being distributed to the most vulnerable in Florida. Residents over the age of 65 and people with additional health risks were getting the shots first. Around 30% of Florida seniors had been vaccinate...

 2023-01-27 15:04 

WTVT

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Jay Leno motorcycle accident reportedly left him with multiple broken bones months after garage blaze...

Months after Jay Leno suffered serious burns in a gasoline fire, the comedian says he broke two ribs, two kneecaps and his collarbone in a motorcycle accident last week....

 2023-01-27 14:34 

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Florida man wins $1M on scratch-off lotto ticket after being cut in line at Publix...

A Florida man looking for luck found it last week when a cut in line resulted in a winning million-dollar lottery ticket....

 2023-01-27 04:59 

WTVT

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Hedman lifts Lightning over Bruins for 11th straight at home...

Victor Hedman scored the go-ahead goal with 6:31 remaining and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a team record with their 11th straight home victory by defeating the NHL-best Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night....

 2023-01-27 04:55 

WTVT

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Eight manatees taken to ZooTampa critical care center showing signs of cold water exposure...

ZooTampa's Manatee Critical Care Center took in its eighth sea cow in two weeks that showed signs of cold water exposure....

 2023-01-27 04:25 

WTVT

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'It's a game changer': K9 training begins for PCSO's new bloodhound puppies...

Two new four-legged recruits are gearing up to join their handlers on the force. The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's new bloodhound puppies, Holmes and Duke are hard at work in K9 school. They are the first bloodhound puppies PCSO has had since...

 2023-01-27 03:54 

WTVT

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Secret Service releases study that tracks five years of mass attacks...

For the first time, the U.S. Secret Service released a threat assessment report tracking multiple years of mass attacks, just as 19 people died in three mass shootings in less than 48 hours this week in California....

 2023-01-27 02:37 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Hillsborough school leaders delay school boundary decision, update timeline...

Hillsborough County school leaders announced revisions to the timeline for a decision on potential school boundary changes....

 2023-01-27 00:08 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Paralympic athletes, veterans compete International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament in Tampa...

Dozens of wheelchair athletes from all over the world were in Tampa last week to compete in an International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament at the All People's Life Center on Sligh Avenue....

 2023-01-26 23:15 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Florida woman arrested for defrauding Holocaust survivor of $2.8 million in romance scam...

The DOJ says Peaches Stergo met the 87-year-old man on a dating website and used the money she took from him to buy a home, cars, gold coins, Rolex watches, jewelry, and expensive clothes....

 2023-01-26 23:01 

WTVT

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Tampa police looking for persons of interest in shooting death of East Tampa mother...

The Tampa Police Department released surveillance video this week, showing what officers believe are of persons of interest in the shooting death of a 26-year-old mother in East Tampa....

 2023-01-26 22:43 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

25 arrested for selling thousands of fake nursing diplomas in Florida, federal authorities say...

Federal authorities say more than 7,000 people purchased fake nursing diplomas and transcripts from three Florida nursing schools, paying a total of $114 million for the fraudulent degrees....

 2023-01-26 22:26 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Who will lead the parade of pirates?...

Sergeant Major Matt Parrish will take in his very first Gasparilla not from the sidelines this Saturday but rather from the heart of it all as this year's community hero....

 2023-01-26 22:00 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Local influencer uses social media to help get RV for man living on the streets in Lakeland...

A man who has been on the streets for 30 years finally has a home thanks to a Good Samaritan who uses social media to help strangers....

 2023-01-26 21:29 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

St. Pete bottle shop ushers in new generation of wine enthusiasts...

Every year, dozens of new bars and restaurants open in St. Petersburg, and the competition is fierce. Party animals and night owls reap the benefits as bar owners find new ways to stand out....

 2023-01-26 21:18 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Tyre Nichols death: 5 Memphis officers charged with murder...

The Memphis police chief has called the actions of five officers involved in the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols "heinous, reckless and inhumane....

 2023-01-26 20:36 

WTVT

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Children's Community Clothing Closet reopens in new location after Hurricane Ian...

Four months ago, Hurricane Ian ripped back roofs and caused flooding in North Port. Many homes and buildings were damaged, including the city's Children's Community Clothing Closet....

 2023-01-26 20:12 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Law enforcement pushes boating safety ahead of Gasparilla...

The Fish and Wildlife Commission is warning about drinking while boating during this weekend's Gasparilla festival....

 2023-01-26 18:06 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

'Pillowcase rapist' who terrorized Florida women in 1980s convicted in attack...

One of South Florida's most notorious criminals, a man known as the...

 2023-01-26 17:05 

WTVT

[ Tampa ]

Massachusetts mother accused of killing 2 children, injuring infant, authorities say...

A 5-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy were killed, while a 7-month-old boy was hospitalized. The local district attorney called the incident...

 2023-01-26 16:53 

WTVT

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Man charged with murder in death of Home Depot worker, 83, after shoplifting incident: police...

Police in North Carolina have arrested the man they said was caught on security video shoving an elderly Home Depot employee out of the way during a theft back in October who later died from his injuries....

 2023-01-26 15:59 

WTVT

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Stranger grabs woman's buttocks outside St Joseph's Women's Hospital in Tampa, police say...

An employee with St. Joseph's Women's Hospital was outside taking a break when a man groped her and picked her up in his arms, according to Tampa police....

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